This module provides for a multifaceted understanding of the heterogeneous Indian community in contemporary Singapore by straddling the fields of history, ethnicity, faith, culture, diaspora, political economy and foreign policy. By apportioning this multidisciplinary module to three themes, that is, (a) theories and concepts of domestic politics and foreign relations; (b) business networks, social groups and cultural interconnections; and (c) religious diversity of Indians in Singapore society, it combines theory with empirics to better appreciate the rich and diverse Indian cultural heritage observable in Singapore as well as comprehend the multidimensionality of Singapore-India relations. Two questions guide the module: what makes an Indian? Have you thought how heterogeneous the Indians of Singapore are? Field trips and dialogues with policy-makers and stakeholders are some highlights of this module.
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